Opening time: 5 pm, Friday, 13 July 2018
Location: M. Žilinskas Art Gallery, Nepriklausomybės a. 12, Kaunas
Exhibition is open until 30th August 2018
Working hours: Tue - Sun 11am–5pm, Thu 11am–7pm
From June 25th Kaunas Faculty of Vilnius Academy of Arts launches International Bone China Symposium '18.
The aim of the symposium is to promote the use of porcelain in the creation of contemporary art objects. The creative process will involve 3D modelling and printing with 3D ceramic printer which provides artists with new possibilities for their artistic expression. International artists participating in the symposium represent contemporary ceramic art in a global context. After getting familiar with the local environment and cultural context, participants create works of bone porcelain specially tailored for the intended exhibition space. This phase of the project is based on academic research, process awareness and discussion in order to reveal new ideas and discover new porcelain identity. Artworks created will be exhibited at the National M.K.Čiurlionis Museum collection.
Visiting artists: Brian Benfer, USA; Nathan Betschart, USA; Una Mjurka, Latvia / USA; Lauri Kilusk, Estonia; Elize Hiiop, Estonia; Aida Dirsė, Lithuania; Bart Vandeput, Belgium / Finland; Saulius Dirsė, Lithuania; Anthony Stellaccio, USA.
Young artists: Onė Maldonytė, Adelė Šumkauskaitė, Greta Žeronaitė, Eglė Širvytė, Daina Miliukaitė, Jurgita Panarauskienė, Rokas Petreikis.
The project is organized by: Department of Ceramics and Porcelain of Kaunas Academy of Arts, Kaunas University of Technology. The project is partially financed by the Lithuanian Cultural Council, the Kaunas City Municipal Program "Initiatives for Kaunas".